The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 November 2005

Time to be regained

Marcel Proust's Questionnaire, first posed to him (he didn't write it) when he was 13 years old, lives on in somewhat-altered form on the back page of Vanity Fair; there have been issues where I thought it was the only thing worth reading. (I answered it myself once, though not under the auspices of V.F.)

MoDo gets her turn in the December issue, and some of her responses are amusing:

What is your greatest fear?
Jeb Bush 2008.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Bringing unnecessary presents for unnecessary men.

What do you most value in your friends?
Availability at deadline.

How would you like to die?
After my enemies.

On what occasion do you lie?
The Proust Questionnaire.

I'd like to think she'd come up with those if you asked her in person; it would demonstrate some redeeming antisocial value.

Posted at 6:19 AM to Warn Mode Due


What is your greatest fear?
Total strangers recognizing me on sight.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Gasoline.

What do you most value in your friends?
Distance.

How would you like to die?
In my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in panic like his passengers.

On what occasion do you lie?
Bedtime.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:00 AM on 22 November 2005

What is your greatest fear?
Small enclosed places.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Books.

What do you most value in your friends?
A great deal of patience.

How would you like to die?
After MoDo, so I may dance upon her grave.

On what occasion do you lie?
I didn't know I needed an actual occasion.

Posted by: Sheila Rene at 9:33 PM on 22 November 2005

What is your greatest fear?
A life unloved

What is your greatest extravagance?
Hobbies

What do you most value in your friends?
Understanding and freindship

How would you like to die?
Having an adventure

On what occasion do you lie?
There is an occasion?

Regards,
anomdragon

Posted by: anomdragon at 1:17 AM on 23 November 2005